Besides mysterious ancient monuments and an intriguing heritage, Egypt enamours with its string of beautiful beaches. Whether you wish to unwind on a relaxing sunny beach or seek some of the world-class snorkelling and diving opportunities, there are wonderful beaches along the Mediterranean as well as the Red Sea, offering the best of sea, sand and sun.
Marsa Nayzak, Marsa Alam
A natural but unusually formed rock pool, Marsa Nayzak is situated 14 kilometres south of Marsa Alam along the coastal route. Shaped like a modern-day contemporary swimming pool with turquoise blue waters of the Red Sea, it is one of the most amazing beaches in and around Marsa Alam. Locals call this beach “The Shooting Star” and its scenic beauty makes it a popular summer stop.
Abu Galoum, Dahab
Situated inside the natural protected area of Ras Abu Galoum, Abu Galoum beach is a wonderful diving and snorkelling spot lying 15 kms north of Dahab. The beautiful variety of coral reefs and gorgeous seascape contrasting with the arid rocky land are a feast for the eyes. Camel ride and underwater photography are the major draws of this place. Also, you might get the chance to spot various species of the indigenous Nubian Ibex, a type of mountain goat along with angelfish, parrotfish and Picasso fish.
The Fjord, Taba
Situated along the coastal route from Nuweiba to Taba, the Fjord is a picture-perfect paradise appealing to the beach lovers from all corners of the world. The colourful coral reefs, crystal clear waters and incredible ecosystem make it an ideal spot for the divers. Nature lovers would love to explore the terrific geological formations of this place such as caves and valleys and a variety of natural springs. Surrounded by a mountain range on three sides, the Fjord also offers wonderful hiking opportunities.
Agiba Beach, Marsa Matrouh
Meaning “miracle” in Arabic, Agiba is an iconic Egyptian beach lying on the Mediterranean coast, 24 kms west of Marsa Matrouh. This 40-metre long beach is situated between two cliffs. There is a small cafe at the top of one of the cliffs offering wonderful views and delectable treats.
Ras Shaitan, Nuweiba
Situated at a Bedouin camp north of Nuweiba, Ras Shaitan is a perfect haven for experienced divers with underwater canyons, plateaus and caves. It is nicknamed “The Devil’s Head” due to its unusual formation on two sides of huge rock, and divides the place into two separate beaches. You can spot colourful marine life here.